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Three Months of Saturdays: Part IX

Three Months of Saturdays: Part IX

May 8, 2018 – LAX, California I’ve changed a lot on my trip. In many ways, the change is hard to describe. It sits under the surface, altering me in ways that I can feel but no one else can see. Decisions are easier. Worries…

Three Months of Saturdays: Part VIII

Three Months of Saturdays: Part VIII

April 19, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan For all the cool, exciting, Instagram-able moments I’ve had on my trip, there have been so many more spent in quiet reflection, learning from the foreign things around me, listening to what my heart is saying quietly, that usually…

Three Months of Saturdays: Part VII

Three Months of Saturdays: Part VII

April 6, 2018 – Lake Taupo, New Zealand Before I left, the most common response I got when telling people about my trip was “Ahhh, I’m so jealous!”. I never really knew what I was supposed to say in response. “I’m sorry that I’ve induced…

Three Months of Saturdays: Part VI

Three Months of Saturdays: Part VI

April 5, 2018 – Lake Taupo, New Zealand I had two dreams the night before I wrote this entry. I’ll spare you the details – my dreams are really weird, and you wouldn’t know the characters. Just know that they were both good dreams, in…

3 Mindset Changes You Must Make If You Want To Be Consistent With Your Workouts

3 Mindset Changes You Must Make If You Want To Be Consistent With Your Workouts

There was a time when working out felt like torture to me. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist who’s struggled with body image issues her entire life, working out felt like another way I was punishing myself for not being “enough”. Despite the many benefits of exercise, and they are…

4 Reasons a Juice Cleanse Won’t Help Weight Loss

4 Reasons a Juice Cleanse Won’t Help Weight Loss

Whether you wanted to detox from an unhealthy diet or drop a few pounds to look svelte in your bikini, I can almost guarantee that you’ve considered a juice cleanse at some point in your life. Food marketers and manufacturers know this too. That’s how the fresh-pressed juice…

The Truth About Superfoods

The Truth About Superfoods

I’ve been known to go on a scavenger hunt of health food stores in search of a certain superfood. The other day I spent $15 buying Herbamare (an herb-infused salt – yes, salt) on Amazon, when I could have bought it at Whole Foods for $7. The only difference?…

The Most Important (and Overlooked) Weight Loss Tool

The Most Important (and Overlooked) Weight Loss Tool

Guess what one of the most important factors in weight loss is?! Hint: it’s not food or exercise. Give up? It’s sleep. Yes, sleep – and most of us aren’t getting enough of it. Reading this you may think I’m crazy. I mean, how can…

How to Make Meal Prep Easy

How to Make Meal Prep Easy

Do you ever see those healthy and fit looking people on Instagram with all their #mealprep posts and think “I wish I could do that!” You CAN. Promise. Before I started meal prepping consistently, I came up with plenty of excuses for why I couldn’t…

Why meal prep? I’m knocking down your excuses not to.

Why meal prep? I’m knocking down your excuses not to.

Many people think of meal prep as a lofty dream. It seems like a good idea, but not something they could actually DO. I get it. The idea of prepping a full week of meals can be overwhelming. I’ve heard all the excuses, in fact, I’ve…